Amber Heard shares fears for women's rights as Johnny Depp says he is 'moving forward'

Johnny joined TikTok after being awarded $15 million in damages

Amber Heard has broken her silence and shared her fears that "women's rights are moving backward," after Johnny Depp penned an emotional message to fans and amassed three million followers on TikTok in hours.

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Via her spokesperson, the 36-year-old actress shared: "As Johnny Depp says he's 'moving forward,' women's rights are moving backward. The verdict's message to victims of domestic violence is ... be afraid to stand up and speak out."

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The statement came as Johnny thanked fans days after winning his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber. Following his record-breaking debut on TikTok, the actor shared a social media message which read: "To all of my most treasured, loyal and unwavering supporters. We've been everywhere together, we have seen everything together.

"We have walked the same road together. We did the right thing together, all because you cared. And now, we will all move forward together. You are, as always, my employers and once again I am whittled down to no way to say thank you, other than just by saying thank you."

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"So, thank you. My love & respect, JD," he concluded.

Despite rarely appearing on social media, the 58-year-old actor joined the social media site and in his bio, simply wrote: "Occasional Thespian."

Johnny and Amber's trial lasted six weeks

The actor isn't currently following anyone and hasn't liked any videos either. The news comes after the court case became a phenomenon on the social video platform, with many fans posting regular observations and updates.

In late May Johnny won his lawsuit against Amber following a six-week trial that was live-streamed online. Johnny's $50m defamation case against Amber stemmed from a 2018 op-ed article she wrote for The Washington Post in which she said she was a "public figure representing domestic abuse".

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Amber welcomed her baby girl in 2021

While the piece did not identify Johnny by name, his attorneys said it "incalculably" damaged his career, costing him acting roles. She then countersued him for $100 million.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor was awarded compensatory damages of $10million and a further $5million dollars in punitive damages.

The jury also awarded Amber $2million after finding that Johnny had defamed her through his attorney.

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